|Vintage Pulp||Jun 5 2013|
What are little girls made of? Pencil, paint, and lots of practice.
It’s been a while since we shared a calendar, so today we have The MacPherson Sketch Book for 1949, which contains not just finished pin-up art, but sketches and studies. Oklahoma born artist Earl MacPherson published more than one of these—nine, we’ve heard, selling millions of copies—and we imagine they were pretty inspiring stuff, quite possibly sending numerous future painters, illustrators and comic book artists on their first steps along the path of visual art. Looking at the twelve scans below it’s easy to see why.